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Title:The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Jacob Weisman, Michael Bisop
Publisher:Tachyon Publications
ISBN:1892391015
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:58
Category:Short stories, Classics, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Gothic, Historical, Science fiction

The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Jacob Weisman, Michael Bisop

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley This vibrant collection contains all five of Mary Shelley s supernatural stories and sheds much needed light on an author often credited with writing the first science fiction novel Here you will find the secrets of eternal youth souls that exchange bodies and ancient Englishmen and Romans newly thawed out of ice In addition to several stories by Mary Shelley this volume also features a brand new story by renowned science fiction author Michael Bishop which serves as a narrative introduction for this collection .

Mary Shelley s considerable reputation rests squarely on the shoulders of her one great novel i Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus i published anonymously in and revised under her own byline in Her powerful tale of blasphemous creation is perhaps more familiar to modern readers through its many film adaptations as it is from the book itself .

From Boris Karloff s electrifying performance as Frankenstein to Kenneth Branaugh s latest directorial rendering the story has received numerous interpretations which have renewed interest in the book time and time again However Shelley s other works have not fared as well as i Frankenstein i She wrote just a handful of novels of which only i The Last Man i has remained sporadically in print A precursor to such disaster novels as George R Stewart s i Earth Abides i and Richard Jeffries i After London i i The Last Man i follows its protagonist Lionel Verney through a distant future world which has been depopulated by plague .

The shorter works of Mary Shelley have remained difficult to find During her lifetime she published just over two dozen stories only three of which were of interest to readers of science fiction and fantasy In addition to these three supernaturally themed stories two additional stories were published after Shelley s death Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman was printed in a volume of reminisces by a magazine editor who had commissioned the story thirty years earlier Valerius The Reanimated Roman a story in a similar vein to Roger Dodsworth remained unpublished until when both stories were discovered by Charles E Robinson a Shelley scholar and professor of English at the University of Delaware .

Contents .

The Unexpected Visit of a Reanimated Englishwoman Introduction by Michael Bishop The Mortal Immortal A Tale Transformation Roger Dodsworth The Reanimated Englishman The Dream Valerius The Reanimated Roman .

Classics of Horror: Dracula & Frankenstein, Mathilda, Frankenstein / Dracula / Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde, The Mortal Immortal, The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley, Transformation, Valperga: Or, the Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca, Frankenstein: The 1818 Text, Frankenstein The Graphic Novel: Original Text, The Last Man